Author: Coby Beatson

We all want to get better at our questioning skills. It’s something we can work on forever in teaching. Good questioning makes our students think more than ever before. It makes them analyse, critique, question, discuss and understand.

 

Apps can help us create better questions, prompt better questions and share responses to questions. The right apps and websites can add a whole new element to your questioning skills. This webinar, Using Apps to Enhance Questioning Techniques, will put you on the path to the right apps and how to use them. Together we will eliminate any APPrehensions you might have in using apps for questioning!

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Author: David Vinegrad

Why should CRT's be interested in the history and research about behaviour management? Because if we don't remember history we will be at risk of repeating it. This is often the problem with managing student behaviour, the same old programs come around with a new shine put on them however the philosophy and approach is still the same. Working as a CRT often encourages schools to take a 'get tough' approach and we ignore at least 50 years of research that should encourage us to take a different approach to relationships and discipline. This session will give you a snapshot of the history and some of the research that just might get schools and hopefully 'you' to do the business of behaviour a bit differently.

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Author: Rosemary Vo 

Using the Department of Education and Training’s Literacy Teaching Toolkit in schools

Sept 10 4.30-5.30 PM

 

This course introduces and familiarises participants with the Victorian Department of Education and Training’s Literacy Teaching Toolkit (Toolkit). We will unpack what is in the Toolkit and prepare to use it in classrooms to assist with the planning of learning experiences.

You will develop an understanding of:

 

  • what the Toolkit content covers
  • the range of resources that are available
  • how the Toolkit supports literacy teaching and learning programs and builds knowledge of language and literacy practices.
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Author: Roland Lewis

It is well known, throughout the education community, that Hattie’s research into learning has had an enormous impact on how teachers teach.  One key area that has really gained traction is feedback – with its impact on learning measured as having an effect size of 0.73 or almost 2 years growth.  Maximising this powerful strategy is key to supercharging the learning in your classroom.  One effective strategy to increase the feedback our learners receive, is through the activation of peer-to-peer feedback.  Through deliberately structured collaborative learning opportunities, we can harness the most prominent voice our learners hear, that of their peers.  This workshop will look at strategies for engaging students in collaborative learning and giving them the tools to be agents for improving learning outcomes.

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Author: David Innes

The two most powerful numeracy concepts in Primary School are the number line and measurement. From there, you can use these in a variety of different domains. The number line, for instance, can instantly become useful when doing timelines of historical events. The number line theory is also easy to differentiate students by asking them to find quantities of time between events. Measurement allows student to get a concrete grasp of the world by being able to quantify the things they see around them - the food they eat, the water they pour, the temperature that's raised. This can be useful in sciences or health studies as well, or ongoing statistical analysis projects. These two ideas make cross curriculum design much easier.

 

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